James Hoch (poet)

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James Hoch
Born New Jersey, United States
Occupation Poet, professor
Nationality American
Alma mater Millersville University
University of Maryland

James Hoch is an American poet.


The son of a teacher-coach and a saleswoman, Hoch grew up in Collingswood, New Jersey, with three older siblings. Hoch studied philosophy at Millersville University and graduated from University of Maryland with an MFA in creative writing/poetry.

He has taught at Franklin and Marshall College and Lynchburg College. He now teaches in the Salameno School of Humanities and Global Studies at Ramapo College in New Jersey. Prior to teaching, Hoch worked as a dishwasher, dock worker, cook, social worker, and shepherd.

Hoch's poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, The Washington Post, Antioch,[1] Slate, The Kenyon Review, The Gettysburg Review, Ninth Letter, Carolina Quarterly,[2] The Virginia Quarterly Review, New England Review, Pleiades, Black Warrior Review, Gettysburg, Five Fingers, and The New Republic.[3]

He was the 2008 The Frost Place Poet in residence.

Personal life[edit]

Hoch has lived in Lancaster, Pennsylvania; Takoma Park, Maryland; Charlottesville, Virginia; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Collingswood, New Jersey and Nyack, New York. He now resides Garrison, NY, with his wife and sons.[4]




  1. ^ The Antioch Review, volume 59 (2001).
  2. ^ Carolina Quarterly volume 56 (2004).
  3. ^ Hoch, James. "Recess". The New Republic. 
  4. ^ a b Hoch profile, National Endowment for the Arts. Accessed March 10, 2011.


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